The Big Boo Cast, Episode 177

We weren’t planning to record an episode this week, but then we (the Hudsons) cancelled our Spring Break trip, and the country pretty much shut down, and suddenly that empty podcast calendar looked like a bit of an opportunity. SO. On this week’s episode Melanie and I are so happy to get to talk to our great friend Travis Cottrell, also known as FryDaddy here on the podcast. Travis is a worship leader, a gifted singer and songwriter, and the brother Melanie and I didn’t even know we were missing until around 2007. He also happens to be one of the funniest people we know.

It won’t be a surprise to listen and realize that our conversation is all over the place, but the up side of that is that we cover a lot of ground. We discuss what we’re cooking during the quarantine, share our favorite snacks (salty and sweet), and ponder whether or not we should be trying on our jeans every couple of days to make sure they still fit. We also talk about how we became friends and whether the three of us have ever thought about doing a live show together (short answer: yes ma’am). :-)

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

White Bean, Orzo, and Spinach soup (Melanie added Italian sausage to the recipe)

French Onion Beef Sliders for a Crowd

Inside Studio G with Garth and Trisha (this is just a clip – the whole video isn’t up any more)

The Road I’m On – the best TV of 2020

Garth’s first Facebook video

Matthew McConaughey Coronavirus video

Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show from home

– Travis’ most recent album, Spirit Rise

– Melanie’s most recent book, On the Bright Side

Isaiah 42:16

Psalm 46

Coram Deo (1992)

Isaiah 43:19

Homemade Kettle Corn

The SNL sketch that was instant bonding for Travis and me

Our Amazon Shop

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 176

Melanie and I are always thrilled when we get to have a guest on the podcast, and it’s an extra thrill when that guest is Beth Moore, who just so happens to be one of our heroes. As most of you know, Beth is a writer, a ministry leader, and a straight-up Twitter prophetess. She’s also wife to Keith, mom to Melissa and Amanda, and Bibby to her beloved grandchildren. Melanie and I are honored to call her a friend and consider her the Bible teacher of our lives.

In this episode we talk about Beth’s new book, Chasing Vines, and even though I’m way out of practice, I do my best to represent English teachers everywhere and ask a couple of essay questions. :-) We also discuss the wonders of outside, Beth’s best skincare tips (I totally pictured Mel taking notes as fast as that GIF of a cat typing), and the pros of getting older.

We recorded this episode last week before we knew how drastically COVID-19 was about to change “normal life” as many of us have known it. It occurred to me when I was editing that the Lord’s timing is kind – because Beth provides so much wisdom and encouragement and joy in this episode. We don’t know about y’all, but we could use an extra dose of all of the above right now, and we’re so grateful to Beth for providing it.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Beth Moore

Beth’s must-read Twitter feed

Chasing Vines

Breaking Free

– Video sessions for Breaking Free

– The picture Beth mentions in our discussion about trellises and the Cross

– Chicken & Dressing

On the Bright Side

– Juice Plus

A Night with Beth Moore (this was Tuesday, March 17th in Houston, and several people have told me that Beth’s message is amazing and I have to watch – so I am planning to do that tonight!)

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 175

I am delighted to tell you that I remembered to plug in my microphone for this episode, so that’s a win right out of the gate, isn’t it? And thanks to all of our crystal-clear sound, you’ll hear us talk about my recent trip to Americus, Georgia, Melanie’s recent trip to College Station, and the exciting new make-up that I bought last week.

We’ll also update you on our respective families’ Coronavirus prep (Shankles – headed for the pandemic prep championship; Hudsons – did not qualify as we have not so much as purchased an extra roll of toilet paper), and we’ll check on Melanie’s post-book release haze. Oh! And Melanie’s On the Bright Side is in Target stores now, so go find it and take a picture with it and buy copies for all your friends. Not that we’re the boss of you. :-)

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Milani Most Loved Mattes eyeshadow palette

Thrive Causemetics lip liner (in Ghizlan), lipstick (in Emii), blush, and mascara (use promo code BIGBOO for 15% off your first purchase)

Maybelline Ink Crayon lipstick

NuFACE

Melanie foretells the Mike Leach hire in September – MONTHS ahead of time (go to 47:23 in the episode)

Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein

R. Eric Thomas’ tweet about Meghan Markle

photo of Meghan and Harry

On the Bright Side is at Target! (TARGET!!!)

Annie B. Jones at The Bookshelf

Most Likely by Sarah Watson

Sophie’s March Playlist for Apple Music

Sophie’s March Playlist for Spotify

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 174

You may not have known it before now, but what you will realize after about fifteen minutes of this episode is that apparently it is Festivus, and Melanie and I have kicked it off with our annual Airing of the Grievances. From her missing book foreword to my feelings about an unexpected credit card charge to Mel’s preferred schedule for visits from the exterminator, we spend some time and also energy voicing our frustrations. 

Also, there’s a whole running discussion about the coronavirus. I remain fascinated by the information Melanie shares with all of us.

Finally, we have a lively discussion about sunglasses, and I even try to do a little shopping as we visit. Basically we’re just one step removed from our very first podcast episode when we read InStyle magazine together. Seems like old times, etc.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Our Amazon store

Melanie’s missing On the Bright Side foreword, written oh-so-beautifully by Jen Hatmaker

The Invisible Man

Elta MD sunscreen

Living Proof Dry Volume Blast

Quay Stop & Stare sunglasses

Kathleen Jennings’ Instagram

Quay Gold Dust sunglasses

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 173

A few episodes ago I mentioned how much I had loved watching Garth Brooks’ “The Road I’m On,” and this past week Melanie watched it. I wouldn’t say that we discuss it exhaustively in this episode, but we definitely circle back around to it a few times. That is because WE ADORE IT. We also talk about Melanie’s new books (it’s book launch week!), but we recorded before we knew that the foreword by Jen Hatmaker somehow didn’t make it into the actual book, so you can rest assured we’ll saddle up to that topic next week.

We also talk about a couple of books I’ve read and loved, what we’re planning to read during Lent, and a new (to me) K-cup discovery. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

Our Amazon shop

Melanie’s new books

Garth Brooks’ “The Road I’m On”

Maria Taylor from ESPN

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Miracles & Other Reasonable Things by Sarah Bessey

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Do You Mind if I Cancel by Gary Janetti

Every Broken Thing by Erin Moon (shopping cart closes Wednesday night at midnight)

Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup from She Wears Many Hats

– (related: here is my favorite wild rice)

Starbucks French Roast K-cups

Mike Leach’s Twitter

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 172

I am sad to tell you that Melanie’s issues with chicken in general and thick chicken nuggets in particular continue, so we spend a good bit of time discussing her chicken-related options in this episode. We also talk about my family’s recent trip to a show choir competition (it was glorious) as well as our excitement that college baseball is with us once again.

Then, as usual, we share a little bit of what we’re watching and reading, and we settle a miscommunication re: Melanie’s feelings about a tote bag I’ve been eyeing. If I sound like I was desperate for her approval, it’s because, well, I was.

I’m sure you understand. :-)

Enjoy, everybody!

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Show Notes:

The A&M maroon striped uniform

A&M Baseball Hype Video (Mel’s people are a little after the one-minute mark)

My Dear Hamilton

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

McMillions on HBO

– The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

– Ken Burns’ Country Music

Best Fiends – we are still obsessed

– On the Bright Side – Melanie’s new book that is out next week!

Melanie’s Chicken Cakes

Ree’s Twice-Baked Potatoes

Brooks Glycerin 17s on sale

Meebak Cica Cream

The Consuela bag that has Sophie smitten

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